I am such a big believer in printing your photos and having them in physical form. It is so easy to take 1,000's of photos of your children that will be tucked away in your phone never to be seen.


In this lesson I want to encourage you to have your photos printed. Even if it's as simple as printing one photo of your family and placing it on the fridge. I can guarantee that on your routine seeing that photo on your fridge will make you smile.

Action Step:

Choose a couple photos you love, head over to your local drugstore and print them. Think about where you want to place those photos: Is it on your fridge, on your desk at work, or even as a gift for the grandparents? Photos have a powerful way to make us remember. Fill your home with beautiful memories for you and your children.

Motherly's photography class lessons—

Lesson 1: Let there be light
Lesson 2: Background matters
Lesson 3: Styling your photos like a pro
Lesson 4: Get in the picture, mama!
Lesson 5: Action shots of baby, toddler + kids
Lesson 6: Edit those pics
Lesson 7: Backing up your photos
Lesson 8: Printing your photos
Lesson 9: Maternity photography mini-class
Lesson 10: Newborn photography mini-class
Lesson 11: Family photography mini-class

Raising a mentally strong kid doesn't mean he won't cry when he's sad or that he won't fail sometimes. Mental strength won't make your child immune to hardship—but it also won't cause him to suppress his emotions.

In fact, it's quite the opposite. Mental strength is what helps kids bounce back from setbacks. It gives them the strength to keep going, even when they're plagued with self-doubt. A strong mental muscle is the key to helping kids reach their greatest potential in life.

But raising a mentally strong kid requires parents to avoid the common yet unhealthy parenting practices that rob kids of mental strength. In my book, 13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don't Do, I identify 13 things to avoid if you want to raise a mentally strong kid equipped to tackle life's toughest challenges:

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